If you have been couponing for some time, you probably have a stockpile of items that you could live off of for a week or two. Sometimes taking a break from shopping and eating only what you have available is a great way to save your family money. Think of it this way– Taking one week off from grocery shopping will save you one weeks worth of your grocery budget.
Yes, eating from your stockpile may be dull and boring (you can only eat pasta SO many times and be happy about it) but this also gives you the chance to get creative with what you do have.
Of course you would need to purchase fresh fruits and veggies-but this amount is nothing compared to a full fledge week of grocery shopping.
Challenge yourself, if you have the stockpile–use it!